Expert: Billions of pieces Fukushima nuclear fuel have spread pretty much everywhere — “It’s truly frightening… wherever there’s cesium, there’s plutonium” — Atomic bomb had one pound of uranium… Fukushima had hundreds of tons — TV: “Abundant quantities” of plutonium are being found (VIDEO)

Published: May 19th, 2016 at 11:02 am ET


Fairewinds Japan Speaking Tour Series No. 3, Feb 24, 2016 (emphasis added):

  • Maggie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education Podcast host: One of the things that you’ve talked about and [environmental scientist Marco Kaltofen, PhD, PE] have talked about is internal radiation exposures and hot particles. What’s the difference between a bomb exploding and a nuclear plant exploding in the hot particles?
  • Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer and former nuclear engineer (emphasis added): Most of the bomb exposure was from a direct flash that was over in seconds. There wasn’t a significant amount of contamination on the ground because the bomb went off 1,000 feet in the air. So there was not a lot of radiation residual left on the ground for hot particles to get into people’s lungs… That’s not what we’re seeing at Fukushima Daiichi. Everything I’m finding here is millions and billions of very, very small particles that are spread pretty much everywhere. We’ll know a little bit more about that in the future… There’s no comparison between a bomb and what happened at Fukushima. A bomb obliterated maybe a pound of uranium and it was a thousand feet in the air, so most of it went up almost immediately; whereas each of the nuclear reactors at Fukushima had 100 tons of uranium in them so that the quantity of radiation that’s spread out throughout the countryside is orders of magnitude higher at Fukushima than it was at Nagasaki.

Fairewinds Japan Speaking Tour Series No. 2, Feb 17, 2016:

  • Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer and former nuclear engineer (at 2:30 in): We found a parking lot at a supermarket [in Fukushima] that had a large radioactive source right in the middle… that people were walking over and driving over. It was loaded with black radioctive dust just wherever you go – it’s everywhere
  • AG: One of the samples that one of my fellow scientists collected showed plutonium –and significant amounts of plutonium. It was in a square meter… he was getting 19 disintegration per second [becquerels] of plutonium. That stuff is going to be around for a quarter million years
  • Maggie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education Podcast founder: That plutonium was part of the core that came out then in the explosion, correct?
  • AG: Yeah, the only source it could ever have come from is inside that nuclear reactor.
  • MG: And the plutonium is being redeposited at locations that where unanticipated?
  • AG: Yeah, it’s everywhere.… It is everywhere, and we’re very careful, we’re wearing gloves all the time, respirators all the times…
  • AG: Wherever the ground is exposed, there is a high level of radiation in the mountains around here… it’s all going to run right off and into the Pacific Ocean…
  • MG: You talked about the plutonium — where was that found?…
  • AG: The plutonium was found in a farmer’s field about 10 miles from the power plant, it was found because that’s where they looked. If it’s sitting out in that farmer’s field, it’s everywhere. Wherever there’s radiation — cesium — there’s going to be plutonium, and that’s truly frightening… It’s pretty clear that significant amounts of plutonium are scattered throughout the hillsides… plutonium has got a 25,000 year half-life, so it’s a quarter of a million years before it’s gone.

Discovery, Dec 27, 2015: “Although only limited areas of Fukushima are allowing residents to come back, that doesn’t mean these areas are safe. You can still find dangerous radioactive elements such as cesium, strontium, and plutonium in abundant quantities here.”

Fairewinds’ podcasts here: No. 2 | No. 3Watch Discovery broadcast here

Published: May 19th, 2016 at 11:02 am ET


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  • Nick

    I like to study anti-oxidants, finding that chemical reactions on the atomic level totally quantum for me.

    So, I don't post, ever, lightly, casually, flippantly, or otherwise.

    What I say is how eye see it.


    I await thine swords.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Nick, what produces the greater part of our free radical load; oxygen metabolism or exposure to nuclear fallout? (ground zero excepted)

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Nick…right, the cascade action of free radicals initiated by heat…lying in the sun for example. Or just the general propagation character of free radicals. But Im wondering, is the greater free radical load from oxygen metabolism or our general exposure to background radiation plus nuclear fallout? The dreaded hydroxyl radical!

          • Jebus Jebus

            ROS, Reactive Oxygen Species.

            Exposure, by causing a cellular response, effs up the delicate essential balance function that peroxiredoxins, or their result, H2O2, of the signaling functions, performs for most every hormone and growth factor that cells need to, "stay in control" of themselves and is the primary reasion that the biological response to massive exposure turns cells almost completely into hydrogen peroxide factories…

            Ionized, then over oxidized. White lungs.

            Correct me if I remembered something incorrectly…

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              right Jebus….what Im after is a comparison between the amount of ROS from oxygen metabolism and background radiation or low levels of fallout. Which produces more free radicals?

              • Jebus Jebus

                I do not think that can be answered until the variables, background radiation and low levels of fallout, are defined…

                Sunshine, uranium, radium, internal, external?

                Isotopes, particles, noble gas, internal, external?

                Half-life, Biological Half-Life?

                Seems like a tough question…

                • Jebus Jebus

                  Thinking about it a bit more.

                  Backround radiation. Just by it's very nature, wouldn't it be a part of any result.

                  Unless one were in a lead box.

                  Either, is more…

                  • DUDe DUD

                    Sorry OT , but i saw a docu recently and learned that the Sun's electromagnetic field , despite the Sun being a source of radiation itself within the solar system , has the same protection effect around the whole solar system as Earth's field protect itself..
                    Meaning the level of cosmic radiation outside the solarsystem is even higher then within or something..

                • Jebus Jebus

                  Valence. I'm pretty sure biology can count.

                  Get's confused, when the numbers don't add up.

                  It's my explanation…

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                “…Some internally generated sources of free radicals are[8]
                • Mitochondria
                • Xanthine oxidase
                • Peroxisomes
                • Inflammation
                • Phagocytosis
                • Arachidonate pathways
                • Exercise
                • Ischemia/reperfusion injury
                • Some externally generated sources of free radicals are:
                • Cigarette smoke
                • Environmental pollutants
                • Radiation
                • Certain drugs, pesticides
                • Industrial solvents
                • Ozone…”

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                  What can be avoided, and what is forced upon us?

                  Certainly no one chooses radiation, and it just goes everywhere and there is no way to avoid it.

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                  There are many variables depending on the biological reaction. For example, cesium mimics potassium and if there is not enough potassium in the body radioactive cesium substitutes for potassium and goes where potassium goes. Radioactive strontium substitutes for calcium and goes into the bones. Plutonium when inhaled just stays in the body. Actually bone cancer is one of the cancers caused by plutonium.

                  When cesium goes into the heart and the heart muscle and causes a heart attack, is this even a problem of free radicals?

                  And then there are different biological consequences depending if they are gamma rays or beta emitters or alpha emitters or neutrons.

                  Just talking about free radicals is not going to explain the whole biological process.

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                  “…Radiation at the high-energy end of the UV spectrum can be as dangerous as x-rays or -rays.
                  “Energies of Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Forms of Radiation
                  Radiation Typical Frequency (s -1) Typical Energy (kJ/mol)
                  -particles 4.1 x 108
                  �/i>-particles 1.5 x 107
                  Electromagnetic radiation ionizing
                  cosmic rays 6 x 1021s-1 2.4 x 109 radiation
                  -rays 3 x 1020s-1 1.2 x 108
                  x-rays 3 x 1017s-1 1.2 x 105
                  ultraviolet 3 x 1015 s-1 1200
                  visible 5 x 1014 s-1 200
                  infrared 3 x 1013 s-1 12 non-ionizing
                  microwaves 3 x 109 s-1 1.2 x 10-3 radiation
                  radio waves 3 x 107 s-1 1.2 x 10-5
                  “When ionizing radiation passes through living tissue, electrons are removed from neutral water molecules to produce H2O+ ions. Between three and four water molecules are ionized for every 1.6 x 10-17 joules of energy absorbed in the form of ionizing radiation.

                  “The H2O+ ion should not be confused with the H3O+ ion produced when acids dissolve in water. The H2O+ ion is an example of a free radical, which contains an unpaired valence-shell electron. Free radicals are extremely reactive. The radicals formed when ionizing radiation passes through water are among the strongest oxidizing agents that can exist in aqueous solution. At the molecular level, these oxidizing agents destroy biologically active molecules by either removing electrons or removing hydrogen atoms.

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                  Free radicals do play a role in the relation of cesium to the heart.

                  Radioactive Cesium and Heart Chapter 4: Pathophysiological Characteristics of Effects of Radioactive Cesium on Heart , By Yury Bandazhevsky
                  “… A direct effect of radioactive cesium on the heart is due to its selective accumulation in the myocardial cells compared to other organs and tissues (Fig. 9 &10). Perhaps it is due to the intensive functioning of the Na+/K+ pump: since Cs-137 is similar to potassium, it is absorbed by cardiomyocytes fairly easily. This process involves the structures of cellular membranes, and this radionuclide interacts with them easily.15 This is accompanied by suppression of a very essential enzyme such as creatine phosphokinase, which is involved in the cellular energetic metabolism: accumulation, transport, and utilization of high energy phosphates. Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) catalyzes the reversible phosphorylation reaction which involves transfer of a phosphate group from adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to creatine and from phosphocreatine to adenosine diphosphate (ADP). 1…”
                  “Considering the duration of influence of radioactive cesium on people living in the contaminated territories and the suppression of noradrenaline production in the cells of cerebral hemispheres, 23 it is not hard to imagine the leading role of catecholamines in causing contractures of muscle fibers. It could just happen in cases of strong stress reactions.

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                    In reality, accumulation of Ca2+ in the cells under the influence of radioactive cesium can occur due to the energy deficit caused by damage to the energy supply system within the cell membranes, including mitochondria and structures of sarcoplasmic reticulum. That is why the cells cannot release Ca2+ in a timely manner. Calcium ions enter the cells very intensively due to the destruction of membrane phospholipids by free radical hydroxyl groups. In this situation it does not take much effort to cause significant myocardial damage. Death of cardiomyocytes can occur due to prolonged energy deficits, caused by physical exertion, acute infectious processes and alcohol intoxication….”

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                    A more interesting question is how free radicals can be neutralized by diet.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

              So how can people claim that 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide can cure cancer?

              Hydrogen Peroxide Cancer Treatment

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                This often leads to damage to the membrane, nucleus, chromosomes, or mitochondria of the cell that either inhibits cell division, results in cell death, or produces a malignant cell….
                “Ionizing radiation is much more dangerous. A dose of only 300 joules of x-ray or -ray radiation is fatal for the average human, even though this radiation raises the temperature of the body by only 0.001C. -particle radiation is even more dangerous; a dose equivalent to only 15 joules is fatal for the average human. Whereas it takes seven moles of photons of visible light to produce a fatal dose of non-ionizing radiation, absorption of only 7 x 10-10 moles of the -particles emitted by 238U is fatal….”

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                “…Because the Cellect-Budwig and Dirt Cheap Protocols are massively more powerful than hydrogen peroxide, this website does not endorse the use of hydrogen peroxide in treating cancer precisely because it should be used by itself because it is an oxidant.
                “To put it another way: the Hydrogen Peroxide protocol cannot safely be used in high enough doses to compete with the major natural cancer treatments…”

  • Nick

    In 1956 we set off some horrific shit over the Pacific Ocean.

    I was a child of that fall out.

    My mother was diagnosed with scarlet fever and prescribed aspirin so as to prevent a miscarriage.

    As a result I am here.

    Don';t talk to me about shit at the atomic level.

    I am a mutant.

    • We Not They Finally

      Nick my wife and me were victims of the WIIP diseaster feb 2014..In the last two years I have been blasted by massive neuopathy that also shut down my pelvic floor.I wonder how many people haver died due to that horrible diseaster..Fukeshima is coming in the form of"Bucky Balls..Thats when nuclear cores fall into the ocean and create massive danger.The radiation is absorbed into the atmosphere and goes all over the world.So this is a world diseaster.

      • GOM GOM

        I am saddened, yet somehow furious, for your and others medical woes. Having grow up and residing for 35 years in upstate NY, I feel..fortunate. Somehow.

        Often not realized, NYS is mountainous and with that comes the trees. Did the trees somehow absorb the fallout Nick talks about. Now that I'm older, I think those pines saved me..and most others. Growing up, there were no 'sick' people..well, in relation to today anyway. I went back 10 years ago, seems the people in city/s areas are sick, cancerous or dead. In contrast, upstate people 'look' generally healthy. The further north you go, into dense tree/lake areas, the better you feel. This was instantly noted by me.

        There is an American Native belief that when the Earth starts failing the people, the chidren must run to the trees..for survival. Somehow, I think I understand.

        take care

  • Nick

    Now…. we have a head of state visiting a site where a device was detonated x feet above ground, incinerating tens of thousands.

    Apologies are not in order.

    What is nneded is a complete and thorough rethink of our place in the cosmos, not this planet, nor even this solar system, but our place in the galactic void.

    Anything less and I yawn.

  • Nick

    We have the intelligence to survive for another 5 billion years (before the sun goes red giant) but it is our stupidity that will doom us.

    Science is not a belief.

    Believing otherwise will be our doom.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      beliefs are not calculated and rarely scientific. Science is not reality, it is reductionist modelling by the human-ape brain. Yet science leads the way. Only those with an innate knack for good gestalt will make positive headway

  • rogerthat

    $375M settlement reached in homeowner lawsuit against Rocky Flats
    May 19, 2016 |

    Thousands of homeowners who lived downwind of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant and the operators of the controversial facility have settled a lawsuit to the tune of $375 million, more than a quarter century after the legal action was first filed.

    The settlement, which must be approved by a federal judge, brings to an end a 26-year legal saga that began when homeowners living east of Rocky Flats accused the plant’s operators, Rockwell International Corp. and Dow Chemical Co., of devaluing their properties due to plutonium releases from the plant.

    The lawsuit, which included as many as 15,000 homeowners in an area largely encompassing neighborhoods surrounding Standley Lake, was first filed in 1990.

    In court papers filed Wednesday, the lawsuit was described as “quite possibly the largest docket of any District of Colorado case to date.”

    “Both sides are satisfied with the settlement,” Merrill Davidoff, lead attorney for the plaintiffs, told The Denver Post on Thursday.

    According to court filings, the plaintiff class includes all those who “as of June 7, 1989” — the day after the FBI raided the plant — owned property in the affected area. Anyone who sold their property before that date and anyone who purchased property after that date …

    • rogerthat

      would not qualify.

      Davidoff — who confirmed the settlement amount, which was not listed in court documents — said final approval by a federal judge and establishment of a claims filing process for homeowners could be “months away.”

      William Schierkolk, listed as one of the representatives in the class-action suit, said he moved to his property on Alkire Street in 1975 because “it looked like a nice place to live.”

      Schierkolk, 84, said he knew many people who worked at Rocky Flats during its operational years, from 1952 to 1992. And he heard from many neighbors who tried selling their homes that the value of their property had dropped significantly.

      Of the settlement, Schierkolk said, “It’s been a long time.”

      “I was thinking we no longer had justice in this country,” he said.

      Rachelle Schikorra, a spokeswoman for Dow Chemical, said her company’s share of the settlement total is $131.25 million. The U.S. Department of Energy, which oversaw the plant, ultimately is expected to pay that bill, she said.

      “The U.S. Department of Energy authorized the settlement, and Dow fully expects to be indemnified for the full cost of the settlement,” she said. “This settlement resolves 26 years of litigation, and Dow believes this settlement is the right decision for the company and ,,,

      • rogerthat

        and its shareholders.”

        Rockwell, which will pay $243.75 million of the total, said in a news release Thursday that it too “expects to be paid or reimbursed for the full cost of the settlement.”

        “Under Rockwell International’s contract and federal law, it is entitled to indemnification by the DOE for the settlement amount,” it said.

        The company, which was acquired by Boeing in 1996, said it doesn’t expect the bulk of the settlement monies to be paid out to homeowners until June or July 2017.

        The DOE released a statement to The Post on Thursday.

        “While the Department of Energy was not a party to the case, the department is pleased that the parties have reached a settlement resolving long-standing litigation between property owners in the vicinity of the former Rocky Flats plant and Dow Chemical Company and Rockwell International Corporation, DOE’s former contractors at the plant,” the statement said.

        The agreement, reached late Wednesday, puts to an end a case — dubbed Cook et al. vs. Rockwell International — that has been through multiple bends and turns in federal court.

        In 2006, a jury ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, and a federal judge awarded them $926 million. But in 2010, that award was thrown out by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, …

        • rogerthat

          which ruled that the jury reached its decision on faulty instructions that incorrectly stated the law.

          The 6,500-acre Rocky Flats, 16 miles northwest of Denver, opened in 1952 to manufacture plutonium triggers for the nation’s nuclear arsenal. Dow operated the plant until 1975, when Rockwell took it over and ran it until 1989.

          It formally was shuttered in 1992 and underwent a $7 billion cleanup that concluded in 2005. It is now a national wildlife refuge, although a 1,300-acre core area where weapons production occurred remains a Superfund site and off limits to the public.

          In 1992, Rockwell settled with the Justice Department and pleaded guilty to 10 violations of the Clean Water Act and federal hazardous-waste laws, including illegal storage of hazardous wastes. The company paid $18.5 million in fines.

          John Aguilar: 303-954-1695, or @abuvthefold

          • Its All True Its All True

            " The U.S. Department of Energy, which oversaw the plant, ultimately is expected to pay that bill, she said." And, as usual, we get to pay for it…..


    Zika Outbreak Epicenter in Same Area Where GM Mosquitoes Were Released in 2015

    A causal relationship between Zika virus infection and birth malformations and neurological syndromes … is strongly suspected. [these links] have rapidly changed the risk profile of Zika, from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions.

    Oxitec first unveiled its large-scale, genetically-modified mosquito farm in Brazil in July 2012, with the goal of reducing “the incidence of dengue fever".

    >FDA Says Test of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Is Safe

    "Genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito pupae emerge, engineered by Oxitec. The company says its dud mosquitoes reduced the number of mosquito larvae by 80 percent in one small Brazilian city". Oxitec.

    NOTE: BRAZIL is now considered the epicenter of the Zika outbreak, which coincides with at least 4,000 reports of babies born with microcephaly just since October. [Note: Virus has serious implications for aduts.. next post]
    Zika epicenter map #1

    Zika epicenter map #2

    >Oxitec has been seeking permission to test their mosquitoes in the Florida Keys:


    It's probably safe to test genetically modified mosquitoes in Key West, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday, but it's asking for public opinion before formally approving such an experiment.

    It's likely to get an earful. The American public has strong opinions about genetically modified anything, and a quarter of those asked in a recent poll by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center said they thought genetically engineered mosquitoes had actually spread Zika virus in Brazil.

    "By allowing the trial, the FDA will be signaling that science and evidence-based practices should prevail over the hysteria and irrationality long associated with genetically modified organisms,"

    ..die smiling like the Japanese..;)

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

      And one of the nuclear reactors in Florida is leaking horrible amounts of radiation. The nuclear industry always smiles when it diverts attention away from the extremely lethal and genotoxic dangers of nuclear energy.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

        Toxic contamination is always much larger than the sum of the parts. Radiation causes mutations and weakened immune systems and acts synergistically with all toxins and health consequences in the environment.

  • Cooter

    Why did Obama travel to Vietnam?–sign-nuclear-safety-training-agreement-20160523-00613

    The U.S. destroyed this country and 35 years later the U.S. came bearing gifts and nuclear dreams. Obama can't get the nuclear industry what it needs at home so he opens up a nuclear market in Vietnam. We always wanted their natural resources and for these prized resources we will give them the gift of energy, to cheap to meter, for a small price (your soul). I've come to the conclusion that Obama is evil, as he is the talking head of the nuclear cartel.

    • Jebus Jebus

      Because thats where the money is tomorrow…

      Nuclear energy in Vietnam

      On the same day in October 2010, an intergovernmental agreement with Japan was signed for construction of a second nuclear power plant — Ninh Thuận 2 at Vinh Hai in Ninh Thuận Province, with its two reactors to come on line in 2024-25. The Japanese consortium – International Nuclear Energy Development of Japan Co. Ltd. (JINED) will construct the 4 X 1000 MW Ninh Thuận 2 site. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), confirmed the financing and insurance of up to 85% of the total cost.[5]

      Aside from the currently involved Atomstroyexport (Russia) and JINED ( Japan), Westinghouse (Japan/US), GE (US), EDF (France), KEPCO (South Korea), and CGNPC (China), have all expressed strong interest in constructing the future nuclear power projects outlined, as part of an ambitious strategy to increase the nuclear share to 20-25% by 2050.[12][15]

      I don't remember where the fault lines lay in Vietnam, but you can be sure that they will be found.

      It's one of the controls, in the experiment…

    • DUDe DUD

      Nuclear pusherman..goddam
      Architect of the next step in global coörporate dictatorship aka TIPP.. selling it with lies and false promises that makes believes he cares and is a puppet to be trusted..
      Headstart launcher of monsanto with a special "protection act" a WMD diplomatic immunity..iirc
      Liar about the risk of Fukushima to the downwinders aka his electorate aka the american people and the world..
      Does what he can to get the cabal's will done and shillary "installed"..

      Sure there is more..but i'm also sure the puppets before him where dancing on the same strings..

  • Sickputer

    Tokyo Accused of Cooking Fukushima Radiation Data

    "Data about adverse health impacts on clean-up workers and especially on children are suppressed. Funds for evacuated populations are cut for those who refuse to move back to so-called de-contaminated areas. De-contamination consists of removing the top soil in an approximately 100 meter wide zone around roads, residential areas and homes."


    JAMA- The Emerging Zika Pandemic
    Enhancing Preparedness [american medical assoc]

    March, 2016

    The Zika virus (ZIKV), a flavivirus related to yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Japanese encephalitis, originated in the Zika forest in Uganda and was discovered in a rhesus monkey in 1947. The disease now has “explosive” pandemic potential, with outbreaks in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. Since Brazil reported Zika virus in May 2015, infections have occurred in at least 20 countries in the Americas. Puerto Rico reported the first locally transmitted infection in December 2015, but Zika is likely to spread to the United States. The Aedes species mosquito (an aggressive daytime biter) that transmits Zika virus (as well as dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever) occurs worldwide, posing a high risk for global transmission. Modeling anticipates significant international spread by travelers from Brazil to the rest of the Americas, Europe, and Asia. What steps are required now to shore up preparedness in the Americas and worldwide?

  • Jebus Jebus

    Interview: Fukushima impact unprecedented for oceans — U.S. expert
    2016-05-24 03:39:31 GMT2016-05-24 11:39:31(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

    According to the scientist, every additional source of radioactivity carries some additional health risk, but these risks vary with many factors, including the dose and which isotopes people are exposed to, as well as individual sensitivities.

    Buesseler said there is a higher concern for the most vulnerable groups of people, and he cited children as an example. "Fukushima will likely have the most significant long-term health impacts on those who had the highest exposures," he said.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Interview: Japan should learn lessons from Chernobyl — Russian expert

    The improper handling of the Fukushima aftermath by the Japanese government has had grave consequences and that's partly attributed to the fact that Japan didn't learn lessons from the Chernobyl tragedy, a Russian radiation expert has said.

    For starters, Japan followed the suit of the former Soviet Union in playing down the disastrous consequences, said Valery Stepanenko, a leading specialist in medical and environmental dosimetry and radiation safety, said in a recent interview with Xinhua.

    In stead of timely reporting complete information to the public, the Japanese government attempted to hide the truth in the beginning, wasting precious time for evacuation of more people from the polluted area, the expert said.

    After the disaster, lies and contradictive information emerged, making it impossible to decide the level of exposure to radioactive iodine of pregnant women and children using tap water.

    But perhaps Japan should be the last region to build any nuclear plants under the current technological basis given its location in risky earthquake zone, he added.

    The leaking radiation is still polluting the underground water of Fukushima which flows to the Pacific in uncountable amounts. Consumers in Japan's neighboring countries are widely cautious about consuming the imported food from near Fukushima.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Fukushima clean-up chief still hunting for 600 tonnes of melted radioactive fuel 😐

    The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has revealed that 600 tonnes of reactor fuel melted during the disaster, and that the exact location of the highly radioactive blobs remains a mystery. 😐

    "So it's important to find it as soon as possible." 😐

    "You have to now accept that in all nuclear power plants, wherever they are in the world … that you can have this kind of a very catastrophic accident and you can release a significant amount of radiation and have a decade long clean-up effort on your hands," he said. 😐

    "In order for people to come back, we need to show that the Fukushima plant is in a stable condition," Naohiro Masuda said. 😐


    Cobalt-60 Detected in Southern Norway (2 Locations, May 2016!)
    Coincides with Cesium-137 upticks (same order of magnitude)

    !-> @

    Co-60 is a Fukushima fingerprint radioisotope, and the smoking gun omitted from academic research papers, probably because it suggests neutron fluxes so extreme they don't fit the fairy tale bs the nuclear establishment has been trying to make us belief about what happened, and is happening:

    !-> @

    !-> @

  • rogerthat

    Submitted by Michael Krieger of LibertyBlitzkrieg

    Here’s How the U.S. Government Treats Whistleblowers

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    All decommission work will be suspended during the G7 meeting starting Thursday.
    (Wouldn't want to cause any unfortunate headlines, now would we?)
    Decommissioning will also be suspended during the Olympics in 2020.

    This shouldn't be a problem, because the pace of decommissioning is galacial, anyhow. 😉
    Also pleased to report that Tepco profits went up 57% in 2015 on reduced power sales.
    Higher dividends for the 1%!


    • GOM GOM

      What are they decommissioning? 5 & 6 ? How is that when a reactor has to cool? This can take decades.. up to 60 years. License must be revoked. Billions put in escrow type account before work commences.
      I don't believe most of what the 'industry' says. Or it's minions.

      But I do enjoy your posts.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Well, they said serious decommissioning will begin in 2021.

      So, during the G-7 meeting, they will put their Pinochle cards away.

  • from a distance from a distance

    Isn't it interesting that a Pakistani newspaper publishes this article, and yet no mainstream U.S. papers do :

    When nuclear plants expire: stick the taxpayers with the bill (and the waste) By LindaPentzGunter

    (Linda Gunter is from BEYOND NUCLEAR)

    Good article

  • David11

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    Enjoy those winnings at least until you understand that our future is melting/burning away. Everybody's in!

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  • eridoang

    TEPCO wrongdoers have made restitution.
    They gave victims a sip off their Coke. (The last sip)
    For a month

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